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Forsberg has Wings interest, if healthy

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Windsor Star

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

DETROIT - With the Detroit Red Wings holding a scouting staff summit this week in Florida, the team can now throw Peter Forsberg's name into the mix of potential candidates to fill their need for a top-six forward.

Forsberg met with Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren Monday and reportedly gave the Flyers permission to explore trading him. The 33-year-old Forsberg can still control his destination because he has a no-trade clause in his contract.

"He wants out of Philadelphia badly there's no doubt about that," one Wings scout confirmed. "It's been discussed trying to bring him here."

The Wings interest in Forsberg will depend entirely on his health.

"There's been one inquiry, a long time ago, only to say that if he were healthy we'd like to hear from Paul at the deadline, if he's going to move him," a Wings official said. "If he's going to be dealt, just place a courtesy call to us."

Forsberg is in the final year of two-year deal worth $11.5-million US. The Wings have just over $2-million left to spend and they have said they plan to spend as much of it as possible.

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As a huge Detroit fan, I really would like to see Forsberg on my team. Him healthy would make a very valuable contribution to any team.
True, I really don't know what they would give up for him. I don't want to really see anybody go. Maybe Franzen or somebody like him and a draft pick?? I don't know.
The Wings need to sign some goons. They are getting hurt by not having any real hitting players. They are getting hit and don't hit back themselves.
I've heard of this as well. Sports radio named 4 teams that were interested in Forsberg, and they said that Detroit wasn't on that list.
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